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India urgently needs more MALEs

22nd April 2016 - 02:44 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


India’s Ministry of Defence will issue an RfI within a month to solve a pressing requirement for MALE UAVs, as revealed by AVM Sandeep Singh, the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) assistant chief of air staff (plans), at a Delhi seminar on 19 April.

The RfI is likely to go to Indian companies including Tata, Mahindra Defence Systems, Alpha Design, and Larsen &Toubro, who could collaborate with OEMs like IAI, Elbit Systems, BAE Systems or General Atomics for unarmed MALEs. An RfP is expected in six months.

Approximately 100 MALEs are needed for the IAF and Indian Army. The large numbers

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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